National deficit could be relieved by immigration reform

FlagThe nonpartisan organization known as the Congressional Budget Office says that the immigration reform plan presented by Democrats in the House of Representatives could cut the budget deficit in the United States by as much as $900 billion by the year 2034.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the United States could be able to save up to $200 billion within the first ten years and around $700 billion in the following decade, although this estimate was reached by using the assumption that that the country’s population would grow by some 10 million people in ten years with the addition of a minimum of around eight million undocumented immigrants who would eventually be granted US citizenship.

Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives are emphasizing the point that immigration reform that results in a pathway to US citizenship for undocumented immigrants can only benefit the nation as a whole. In the recent past, Democrats have been very vocal about their frustration over the current stalling on the issue by the Republican Party blocking voting on its passage. The legislation’s supporters believe that immigration reform would result in an increase in wages that would encourage job creation and innovation by empowering small businesses.

Families could remain intact, deportations would be much reduced, borders secured under the legislation and some deportees could even be reunited with their loved ones. What’s more, immigrant minors would be able to start on the pathway to citizenship by removing the current age limit on Deferred Action status.